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Francis Bacon (1985)
Starring: Francis Bacon, Melvyn Bragg
Director: David Hinton
Category: Special Interest, Documentary
Studio: Image Ent.
55 mins



Winner of 1985 International Emmy Award.

Francis Bacon was widely regarded as the greatest British painter of this century.His pictures of screaming popes and portraits of faces contorted with pain and violently distorted bodies shocked the art world.More than anyone since Picasso, Bacon's works tapped into our fears, giving his paintings a terrible beauty that has placed them among the most memorable images in the history of art.


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